Questions and Answers
(academic teachers and other class leaders)
Does the administration of Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce operate during the suspension of classes?
Pursuant to Rector's Order No. 69/2020 of March 23, 2020, the university's administration works from 7.30am to 1.00pm until further notice. In addition, shifts are organized to ensure continuity of work. However, access to the buildings of the University is limited to cancellation. In connection with the above, we ask you to contact us by phone or email with the head of the unit in order to determine the details.
All documents (including financial, invoices, delegations, bills, etc.) requiring written form, directed to the university-wide administration, should be submitted to the office, which is located in a designated room on the ground floor in the rector's building at Żeromskiego 5 in Kielce. All documents requiring written form, directed to the faculty/affiliate administration, should be submitted at the points indicated by the dean of the faculty/branch.
What will the current implementation of didactic activities look like?
All classes at the University are suspended until further notice. During the period of suspension of classes, students, doctoral students and post-graduate students are required to do their own work and individually complete the material indicated for passing.
Teachers are required to provide teaching materials in electronic form necessary to pass the course. To conduct classes remotely, an e-learning platform, Virtual University, Microsoft Office 365 package or other forms of electronic contact can be used.
On 19 March 2020, the Jan Kochanowski University, taking care of securing the continuity of didactic, scientific and administrative processes, makes available to all employees and students of the University the Microsoft Office 356 service in the full scope of the office package. The service can be used online as well as in a standard way by installing on a computer. Each user has the option of using the service on any 5 devices (stationary and portable).
Microsoft Office 365 functionalities give the opportunity to exchange documents, work on shared documents, organize virtual meetings (including teaching materials). Details and instructions on how to use the service will be sent by email, and support will be provided by IT specialists employed in organizational units. Access accounts for employees who are academic teachers and students will be created by faculty IT specialists.Accounts for employees who are not teachers will be created by employees of the IT Security Department.
On March 13 Rector of the Jan Kochanowski University, prof. dr hab. Jacek Semaniak sent a letter to the deans of faculties and branches asking for an overview of all the organization of teaching classes implemented in the summer semester and indicating the possibility of introducing classes using distance learning methods.The deans were asked to prepare a list of subjects that can be implemented remotely within all fields of study at the faculty/branch. This particularly applies to lectures, seminars, seminars and exercises. Mr. Rector proposed that e-learning platform, Virtual University or other forms of electronic contact with a group of students can be used remotely.Information from deans is to be provided to both Vice-Rector for Education, dr hab. Monika Szpringer, prof. UJK and students until March 20, 2020.
Will teaching classes implemented using distance learning methods and techniques be considered completed?
Classes conducted remotely that will ensure learning outcomes will be considered completed without having to do their homework. Classes deemed unrealized will be completed at a different time. Decisions on the organization of other classes will be made separately for each field of study. It is allowed to extend the classes during the summer semester in the 2019/2020 academic year.
Can duty and consultations take place in a remote form?
It is recommended that the roster and consultation take place remotely. If personal contact is necessary, appropriate precautions are recommended.
In the period from March 26, 2020 to April 10, 2020, in respect of university employees (academic teachers as well as employees who are not academic teachers), the obligation to work at the university is limited, except where it is necessary to ensure business continuity.
Is the mobility of academic teachers limited? What should a person do who has planned a trip in the coming days, e.g. under the Erasmus program?
Pursuant to Rector's Order No. 50/2020 of March 13, 2020 - all foreign trips and arrivals of students, doctoral students and employees under the Erasmus program and other programs are withheld until further notice.
Is it possible to participate in previously planned trainings and conferences?
Pursuant to the Rector's Ordinance No. 50/2020 of March 13, 2020 - until further notice, the participation of employees in trainings, conferences and business trips, which may take place at another time, is withheld.
When will the suspended classes resume?
Classes have been suspended until further notice, so please follow the messages published on the UJK home page as well as on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Can there be resist examinations and diploma theses?
Exams, credits, diploma exams may take place under the condition of observing appropriate precautions in the presence of persons whose participation is necessary. Individual decisions in this matter are made by the dean of the faculty/branch.
Do the Library and Archive work in the normal mode?
The use of the University Library and the UJK Archives is suspended until further notice. Readers can return books 24 hours a day using a self-return stand.
Is it planned to suspend classes after April 10, 2020 if the virus continues to spread?
In this case, you should follow the messages published on the UJK home page as well as on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Do I have to inform UJK about returning from abroad or about contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as well as about procedures recommended by the sanitary and epidemiological services?
Pursuant to Rector's Order No. 50/2020 of March 13, 2020, when an employee returns from the country where the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is spread or is hospitalized, quarantined, self-observed, epidemiologically monitored, and in contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, he is obliged to immediately notify the University of this fact by sending information to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to the Human Resources Department.